Learn About Denver Infrared Sauna Therapy

An infrared sauna also called infrared therapy uses infrared heaters to emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat which is absorbed by the surface of the skin. Saunas heat the body primarily by conduction and convection from the heated air and by radiation of the heated surfaces in the sauna room.

If you want to avail the services of infrared sauna therapy, you can visit Arden Salt Room & Sauna to book an appointment.

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The supposed benefits of using an infrared sauna are similar to those experienced with a traditional sauna. These include:

  • better sleep
  • relaxation
  • detoxification
  • weight loss
  • relief from sore muscles
  • relief from joint pain such as arthritis
  • clear and tighter skin
  • improved circulation
  • help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome

There are guidelines you can follow, but ultimately, how you choose to use an infrared sauna is up to you. Here are some tips to get you started.

  • Drink water. Make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a glass of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heats.
  • Choose the temperature. The average temperature for an infrared sauna ranges from 100F to 150F, with beginners starting out at the lower end and more experienced users at the higher end. If this is your first time, start with 100F. You may want to stay at this temperature for a few sessions. You can always increase the temperature each session until you reach 150F.
  • Length of time. For first-time users, start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. Saunas come with a timer, so make sure to set it. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated.

What Are Different Halo Therapy Methods in Denver?

Halotherapy is an alternative treatment that involves breathing salty air. Some claim that it can treat respiratory conditions, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and allergies. There are many companies such as Arden Salt Sauna that provide the best halo salt therapy in Denver.

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Others suggest it can also:

  • ease smoking-related symptoms, such as a cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing
  • treat depression and anxiety
  • cure some skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne

The origins of halotherapy date back to the medieval era. But researchers only recently started studying its potential benefits.

Halotherapy methods

Halotherapy is usually broken down into dry and wet methods, depending on how the salt is administered.

  • Dry methods

The dry method of halotherapy is usually done in a man-made “salt cave” that’s free of humidity. The temperature is cool, set to 68°F (20°C) or lower. Sessions usually last for about 30 to 45 minutes.

A device called a halo generator grinds salt into microscopic particles and releases them into the air of the room.

Once inhaled, these salt particles are claimed to absorb irritants, including allergens and toxins, from the respiratory system. Advocates say this process breaks up mucus and reduces inflammation, resulting in clear airways.

The salt particles are said to have a similar effect on your skin by absorbing bacteria and other impurities responsible for many skin conditions.

Salt is also said to produce negative ions. This theoretically causes your body to release more serotonin, one of the chemicals behind feelings of happiness.

  • Wet methods

Halotherapy is also done using a mixture of salt and water. Wet methods of halotherapy include:

  • Gargling saltwater
  • Drinking saltwater
  • Bathing in saltwater
  • Using saltwater for nasal irrigation
  • Flotation tanks filled with saltwater